I had the opportunity to be featured on Strut in her Shoes' podcast, Strut Talk. On this week's episode, host Erikka Yvonne and I discuss how to regain our time in 2018, advice for communications/public relations students or freelancers, and what you can do to live a stress-free reclaimed life!
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When it comes to natural hair, there are tons of essentials; we're going to cover what, especially helps me, defines productive styles, such as twist + braid outs, wash n'go's, etc. Stylers, like gel, cream, pudding, and lotion based products, formulate definition and moisture in the hair shafts to ensure the style is kept and hydrated.
While I am no hair expert, I know what products and techniques work well for my hair. I am in love with certain brands, and stay far away from others.
Depending on your hair's thickness, you may not need gels and need cream based, or vice versa. I mostly use cream bases for my twist outs, but gels, for my occasional wash n go's, have been working for my hair a lot lately; it has been way better than when I first started doing natural hairstyles - gel was an enemy to me then lol.
Natural hair is all about finding what works for you, despite what others say works for them. It is a LOT of trial and error, changing up the methods, and being patience with your hair and self. Once you manage to control those three aspects, you will experience amazing results and feel accomplished by knowing what's for you.
Below is a list of my favorite stylers; I totally recommend each one, however always consider price, availability of product in your area, and if it could work for you. Research the products on the brand's website, read articles, and watch YouTube (such a lifesaver sometimes) to truly find out what products will work for your hair type, if you don't know, and if it is something you are willing to purchase.
P.S. I am implementing affiliate links into some of my posts this year! This is my first one and it's affiliated with Sally Beauty. All links will direct you to the product on their website!
#MoxieFriday is a series of interviews showcasing twentysomething millennial women who live in their MOXIE through their professional and personal lives. These women show up for others and make sure they are impacting the womanhood they see around them + through social media. I showcase women in local communities, but realized I also would like to recognize women who we see and admire on a larger scale.
This month, I am highlighting the empowering women + moments we've already seen in 2018 as a way to encourage and increase our faith.
No matter what profession or field we are in, we need to constantly build relationships with the people around us and beyond. Networking, social media, face to face communication does that for us. Having general and tailored conversations help foster relationships with others and make meaningful connections.
Essentially, that is the bulk of what public relations is. As someone who studied this subject in undergrad, I always get asked questions like: what is it, what does it entail and isn't it similar to marketing? So I’m here today to answer general questions + give more insight.
This past weekend, I celebrated Bre’s 25th birthday. Her family + friends have been planning it for months. Since I knew about all of the festivities, I wanted to make sure my skin looked and felt right. That hasn't been the case lately, so I decided to lay off the makeup from Christmas to that weekend. To help my skin more, I started using an oil serum to get my dark marks and pores in order. Leading up to the weekend, I could tell the difference the product has been making - I’ll do a review on it soon.
When I tell y’all I was ready to put on makeup, I was too hype. I missed the process of applying it and having it on. My goal is always a natural look; I use the same process every time, products may change though. I’m not into contouring, eyelashes (I don't mind them every once in awhile), or highlighting (even though I wish I knew how to place it better on my face.)
These looks below are very similar but the methods and lip colors changed. For Friday's dinner, I stayed casual and added a neutral lip with Fenty Beauty’s Gloss Bomb. For Saturday night, the makeup application stayed the same but I spiced it up with switching the concealer and adding a bold lippie.
This lifestyle and beauty blog - created for twentysomething millennial women - inspires, empowers, and adds moxie to womanhood. Women will have a space to learn how to flourish from past mistakes and daily issues, while gaining insight on other topics.
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